Wednesday, 31 March 2010

In Between The Showers

This week is proving to be very unsettled with periods of heavy rain and now a wintry theme has returned just in time for Easter. I did manage an afternoon out in between the rain and later hail showers.I returned to the Bowland Fells to see if the red grouse and other hill birds would be active during the brief dry spell.

The Forest Of Bowland is a very quiet area and it's almost traffic free roads are ideally suited to driving around slowly looking for potential subjects for the camera. Once again I enjoyed my quest and was rewarded with more images of red grouse and curlew to add to the portfolio. All the images were taken from the car as it provides a great hide and at times it is possible with care to approach closely as the birds are not easily spooked by a passing car.

During my stint on the moors the weather was kind with even a hint of sunshine and it was nice to explore some of the backroads of Bowland. I realise what a very beautiful and relatively unknown part of Lancashire this is and look forward to further visits when Spring does finally arrive.


  1. Superb shots as usual. The Curlew is fantastic.

  2. Excellent again Brian.
    Agree with Adrian; that Curlew is the business.

  3. And me, brilliant shots Brian.

  4. Thanks folks for looking and very kind comments

  5. Yep....more excellent pic's and thanks for the 'delete' too.

    Enjoy and have a nice Easter Brian.